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Granum, Tom

He is a tenor, organist and director born in Warner Robins, Georgia who took studies in the harpsichord, organ and piano at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the University of Georgia.

He was a member of several of the ensembles headed by Robert Shaw, such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, and was one of the singers that appeared at the Summer Olympics of 1996 who backed Gladys Knight in the opening ceremony.

He is the organist and a Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church of Athens, Georgia, and was the tour guide with Doris Granum on a 2006 Mini-Tour in Southwest Georgia.

As a director and teacher he worked in the music program in Tuckston Church in Athens during the 1970s, has taught in an Eskimo village, been an interim conductor at the University of Georgia’s Glee Club and Athens Choral Society and in 2003 was an interim director of the Georgia Children’s Chorus taking over the position from Doris Granum.

In recognition for his contribution to music the American Guild of Organists has honoured him as a “Colleague”.

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers recordings
Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Shippen Barnes )
Telarc 80377 (CD: Songs of Angels: Christmas Hymns & Carols)
ConductorRobert Shaw

Here’s the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers performing “Hacia Belén va un borrico”…